So, it's the holiday season. A time for families. A time for reunions. A time for giving.
And we wanted to create a kind of wish list feature for our shiny new online store. It would be a system that would allow our readers tell their non-technical relatives and friends the titles that they'd love to see under the tree.
So I got to planning. We've got all the power we need to create something special. I sketched out the mother of all wish lists, with referral logic, automated suggestions based on other people's wish lists, privacy settings, e-mail and web fulfillment, and so on and so on. It was to be a work of art.
Then, for once, I stopped to think.
So, for this year's wish list, we have no code whatsoever. And the more I think about it, the more I think that this simple solution is just as elegant as the complex, thousands-of-lines-of-code one we could have rolled out. The only downside I see is that our readers will have to find a red crayon from somewhere...